Medical treatment of trans* people

Because there are no specialist gender healthcare professionals in Jersey, all trans* islanders have to go abroad for treatment. Most will, at least initially, go to the UK. Therefore, any issues that trans* organisations have with the UK healthcare system are shared by Jersey trans* individuals. In addition to producing a report on the health…

MtF resources

UK Charities GIRES The Gender Trust Gendys Network Gender Matters The Beaumont Society Mermaids (for children and teen support) Depend (for friends and family support) Press for Change (for legal issues) Links NHS transgender advice – NHS Transhealth Transitioning on the NHS information from a transwoman – Writings of a Trans Activist UK based forum…

MtF timeline

For those who are still questioning their gender, take some time to read this site, to surf the Internet and watch video clips uploaded by transwomen, to read some of the excellent personal accounts of transitioning available as books from Amazon, and to feel comfortable with the idea that you are trans*. This is an…

FtM resources

UK Charities GIRES The Gender Trust Gendys Network Gender Matters The Beaumont Society Mermaids (for children and teen support) Depend (for friends and family support) Press for Change (for legal issues) Links NHS transgender advice – NHS Transhealth Transitioning on the NHS timeline information – UK FtM UK based FtM forum for friends and advice…

Help in Jersey

The first place any trans* person should go for support is their doctor or GP. If you do not think your GP is comfortable handling your case, do not be afraid to change to another GP in the practice or move practices. Your GP is the gatekeeper to many of the trans* services and medical…

Helping trans* teens become who they want to be

Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren’t comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he became one of the few doctors in the US to treat minors with…

The importance of support for trans* people

In this 5 minute video from the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University, Walter Bockting, PhD, discusses findings from his latest paper, a national online study of transgender individuals’ mental health and the factors that lower psychological distress. The study, which provides the first empirical evidence that identity pride, family support and peer support can…